Plan Your Visit
Welcome to Yorktown and Yorktown Battlefield, site of the last major battle of the American Revolutionary War. The Revolution secured independence for the United States and significantly changed the course of world history.
Today, Yorktown Battlefield is administered by the National Park Service (NPS), and is part of Colonial National Historical Park which includes Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America; the Colonial Parkway, which connects the Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown; Green Spring, a colonial period plantation developed by Royal Governor Sir William Berkeley; and Cape Henry, first landing site of the Jamestown Settlers in the new world on April 26, 1607, and site near which the Battle of the Capes was fought on September 5, 1781. These sites all played important roles in English colonial America.
Join with us and explore the site where American Independence was won!
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Did You Know?
Artillery played a decisive role in defeating the British at Yorktown. According to Brigadier General Henry Knox, the American artillery commander, the Americans and French fired 15,437 artillery rounds at the British during the eight day bombardment. This is an average of 1.2 shots a minute!